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Mesh term O Antigens

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Lipopolysaccharides

Description

The lipopolysaccharide-protein somatic antigens, usually from gram-negative bacteria, important in the serological classification of enteric bacilli. The O-specific chains determine the specificity of the O antigens of a given serotype. O antigens are the immunodominant part of the lipopolysaccharide molecule in the intact bacterial cell. (From Singleton and Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)



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